"For a while I thought it would be October 31st before I wrote this."
Episode 21 - October 31st
I must apologize in advance, I have been distracted with a lot going on right now.
Anyway this is October 31st, the first season's finale and the Halloween special. How does it hold up for either category?
After Kim takes a military weapon from Shego, Drakken and Duff Killigan, it is Halloween and a lot of things are going on for her at the time. For one she can't seem to get the weapon off of her, and for another, everyone wants her with them on Halloween. Ron wants to go Trick-or-Treating with her, her parents want her to help at the hospital, and her friend voiced by Raven wants her to come to her party that has a musician she is into. Of course she chooses the party and lies to Ron and her parents, but that stresses her out so it activates the weapon which turns out to be an awesome battle armor that grows the more she lies. At the same time the villains are all going after her at the same time to get the armor.
So as a finale it's pretty good, but it works better as a Halloween special.
I really do like this episode a lot, it is the typical episode to teach kids that lying is wrong, but there is so much fun to be had with the episode. For one, it really shows more to the characters and I love that development. I love how Kim is so calm when it comes to fighting like she's been doing it for a long time but when she has to lie to the people she loves it's really conflicting to her. I feel that was some good stuff. But what really confuses me is sometimes the armor starts to grow right when she is in front of people, and no one notices it. I know it's kind of cartoon logic, but I would've questioned why she was growing liquid metal Terminator armor.
Ron also gets some more good development too, he still has some man-child innocence in him. There was a strange flashback that was pretty funny where Kim was dressed as a cowboy, and Ron was...a ballerina. It's kind of a strange look into how his mind works. He wants Kim to wear a jointed unicorn costume with him, and from one dude to another that is a good idea for Halloween with a female friend, and I know they're obviously going to be a couple later because it's a Disney show.
Also, Rufus gets in on the Halloween fun too. I wish I could take my cats trick-or-treating.
What also really works for this being a Halloween special is that it goes a lot into Halloween traditions. We see how people throw Halloween parties, how they go trick-or-treating, and how people hold fun events for Halloween. It's nice for them to show more of that.
And I did uncover from this episode that the Raven character is just there for promotional purposes. She hasn't contributed anything and it's the finale of the first season (chronilogically), so I can't see her being much more of a help in the second season.
I also love the interaction of all the villains in this episode, when Drakken goes to the haunted house at the hospital where Kim's parents are at, and then Killigan shows up and they start to argue, and seeing the villains in this show get into a petty argument for comedic effect because both of these villains are really fun, and while they are arguing Shego is the only one who is actually doing the actual villain work. (On a side note she looks hot in that mask.)
Whenever they get to the climax however, it is incredibly awesome! It's a great climax to finish off the season. It is one amazing fight scene, Shego shows off her abilities, she can rip through metal with her hands and that just really excited me! We also see exactly how the armor works when it's at its full power, and all the secret abilities it has inside of it, and whenever Kim finally tells the truth to everyone, the armor all comes off. That was really clever, showing all of her pressure being released. Anyway, the action was just awesome, and that's all I can really say about it because it is that awesome.
What made me laugh so hard at the end of this episode was whenever the villains were arrested, and Ron started to freak out at Kim, all he was worried about was his Halloween schedule of all the things. I'm so glad he's there to lighten the mood. But then he makes me laugh even harder when he goes to this guy Kim likes with his list for trick-or-treat plans, and tells him to put on the unicorn costume with him, and the dude is just on board with it. That was weird but that's what made it extremely funny. I'm still trying to figure out why two dudes would want to wear a unicorn costume together. I am trying to imagine a scenario where two straight dudes would agree to that kind of thing. Maybe at a college Halloween party with a lot of alcohol.
So now I'm pretty relieved that I finally got this blog out, and I can start watching the second season, once I figure out the chronological order, but that shouldn't be too hard to figure out. So I will hopefully not take forever with the next one.